Ship & Yacht Engineering

Design & Proposal Engineer

Bachelor / Master
€ 4.000-5.000
Our customer designs and delivers maritime projects for various markets like defense & security, public transport, offshore and dredging. From the commercial phase and building strategy, until commissioning, delivery and warranty. This makes our work very challenging because the environment is complex and has a lot of stakeholders. Would you want to be a part one of these projects? Here is the chance.
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About the job

As a Design & Proposal Engineer, you translate customer requirements into the design of a vessel in close cooperation with our Sales department. You prepare ship designs and specifications, calculate costs, and determine the delivery time through close collaboration with other departments within the company - Research, Engineering, Production, and Sales. Furthermore, your task is to develop new vessels and optimize our current product portfolio.

Some of your key responsibilities include:

  • Providing technical support to Sales during the contracting process, for example by giving presentations or providing calculations;
  • Optimizing (standard) designs to lower costs and enhance the quality, reliability, and functionality of the vessels;
  • Tracking the overall progress in the pre-sales phase;
  • Product development and optimization, including market research and concept design;
  • Establishing a project plan (milestones), calculating additional work and cost savings, preparing a list of deviations, and other client-specific data;
  • Preparing ship designs, specifications, cost calculations, and construction strategies for sales prospects.

About you

For this role we are looking for someone with the following profile:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Marine Engineering or Naval Architecture.
  • Preferably 2 to 5 years of relevant experience in ship design.
  • You are customer-oriented
  • You find it challenging to work on various projects simultaneously.
  • You have excellent communication skills and can express yourself well in business conversations

Working at Forexx

Our motto for our employees is "Unleash your second power". We'll put you and your knowledge, skills, and drive at center stage. This means that we'll first take a close look at your talents and then see what opportunities and challenging projects match them.

Are we a match? Great, then we offer the following:

  • Pension plan;
  • Secondary employment conditions such as a travel expenses scheme and, depending on the position, possibly a lease car or mobility allowance;
  • Holiday allowance 8.33%;
  • 20 statutory holidays + 5 non-statutory holidays based on 40 hours;
  • A career plan, training and coaching;
  • Relocation and expat support;
  • Challenging assignments with leading clients;
  • An interesting network of colleagues in the field of technology and engineering, with whom you can share knowledge during frequent and enjoyable information and knowledge sessions;
  • Fun and educational internal projects in which software engineers and mechanical engineers collaborate on product development;
  • Many activities with your colleagues such as BBQs, meetings, events, family day, etc.

Application procedure

What will the application procedure look like?

01. First interview

Well done, you got our attention!
The first interview will be held by someone from our recruitment department.

*Are you a software engineer? We will send you our skill assignment before the second interview.

02. Second interview

The first interview went well and you are invited for a second interview.
The second interview will be with someone from our management and someone with a more technical background.

03. Offer

Wow impressive!
All the interviews went really well and Forexx will make a job offer.

04. We become colleagues!

The whole procedure went well and both parties agreed to collaborate. Hello colleague!